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A selection of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon's votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2006–2011
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2010
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
We have lots more plain English analysis of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Baroness Royall of Blaisdon’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will provide details about how local authorities and charities can access the £105 million funding announced for addressing homelessness.
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to be able to inform EU students who wish to study in the UK from the 2021/22 academic year whether they will be liable for (1) UK, or (2) overseas, fees.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the most vulnerable children whose education is being disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to catch up with their peers in due course.
More of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2004
Positions held at time of appointment: Head of the European Commission Office in Wales. (from Number 10 press release)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues) (17 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (8 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Lords (12 May 2010 to 27 May 2015)
- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, House of Lords (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, House Committee (Lords) (7 Oct 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- President of the Council, Privy Council Office (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office) (3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (28 Jan 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (28 Jan 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (28 Jan 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (25 Jan 2008 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Chief Whip (House of Lords) (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (17 Nov 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (6 Nov 2007 to 26 Nov 2008)
- Government Whip (17 Jun 2005 to 25 Jan 2008)
- Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 7 May 2005)
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